I'm new to NX and have the basic Mach Advantage package. Does this packing include any sort of rendering capabilities? I tried using several of the tools on the rendering tab but to no avail (and some indicated a license was needed). So I'm guessing not, but just wanted to be sure befored dropping it.
with that license I think this is your best option:
And you can also modify body and face colors by using "Edit Object Display" (CTRL+J)
Hope this helps
frank_nx, thanks for the suggestion. I looked in to True Shading, but I don't think it will do what I want. I have an architecural model (of a building) and I would like to apply a brick texture to some faces (to make it more realistic looking). In Solid Edge (which I'm more familar with) I could do this with a jpeg image of a brick wall. But there doesn't appear to be any way to do that in NX using the basic (Mach Adv) package that I have. So I'll probably just export the model to SE and try it there.
Thanks again for your help. I appreciate it.
like @frank_nx is telling the True shading is the only rendering feature that you have in the Mach advantage.
If you have the Mach 2 license that you have high end rendering.
Thanks for letting me know about the Mach 2 license. I'm not planning to upgrade though, as this is just an occasional need. Too bad Mach Advantage doesn't include more rendering capability though. It makes me realize what a great value Solid Edge is!
Not sure it this will be good enough, but you could use simply insert a raster image to a model:
Might be just sufficient ehough for you.
Thanks for the suggestion. That looks promising! I've never used a raster image before. Do you know if it will "tile" to cover a larger area (as opposed to stretching)? If it will tile (so the bricks remain the same size) than that should work, and I will definitely investigate.
It was the question I was waiting for
Sorry, I was not able to find how the image could be tiled. Not 100% sure if it's not possible, but I believe not. Maybe the documetation will be able to tell you more.
Thanks for checking. I expect tiling is not possible (I searched the help and did not find any mention of it; only scaling). If it is possible, it's certainly well hidden!